Robin Ashford

Robin Ashford, MS

Digital Learning, Research & Instruction Librarian

Head of Portland Center Library


Office: Portland Center Library

It’s a pleasure to work at George Fox University, and to be part of the Department of Professional Studies team. 

I started as a full time George Fox employee on the Newberg campus in 1995. After leaving the university to complete a graduate degree, I returned to my current position in 2007 and have worked at George Fox now for over 20 years!

I thoroughly enjoy working with students online and in person at the Portland Center.

Academic Background

MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

BA, Management & Organizational Leadership, George Fox University

Expertise and Research Interests

I currently serve as the librarian liaison for the School of Education, Graduate School of Counseling, and the Department of Professional Studies. In addition, I serve as the project manager for the library’s Textbook Affordability Program. I also teach online as an adjunct at George Fox. 

My research interests include: Emerging Technologies, Higher Education, Academic Libraries, Mobile Devices, Educational Technology, Social Media, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Wearables, Open Educational Resources, The Amazon Effect, Future of Work, Google, Apple, Chocolate…

Outside the Classroom

I have two grown children and enjoy living, working, hiking and volunteering in beautiful Portland, Oregon, USA.